- President Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie has spoken on defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki from the ruling APC to the opposition PDP
- Onochie said APC is the most tolerant political party in the world adding that no other party would accommodate Saraki the way it did
- She, however, revealed the lists of her exclaimed sins that the Senate president commited against the APC-led federal government
President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie has again reacted to the defection of the Senate president Bukola Saraki from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Onochie, in a long post on her Facebook page, titled: 'The Many Sins of Bukola Saraki Against APC and The APC led government’ listed the sins she perceived the Senate president must have committed and one of which is that Saraki was a clog in the wheel of progress of the development of the Nigeria and the implementation of the policies of the administration.
She said: ''APC is the most tolerant political party in the world. No other party would accommodate Saraki the way APC did till we could take no more. Here are a few of his sins. Just a few obvious ones that are in the public domain.''
Below are the ‘Many Sins of Dr Bukola Saraki Against APC and The APC Led Government’ by Lauretta Onochie:
1. Non-confirmation of EFCC Chairman sent in by the president impeding and threatening to derail the fight against corruption.
2. Giving preference to PDP members in committee appointments in the Senate.
3. Delay in the confirmation of the boards for AMCON, CBN, NERC, NSADA, ICPC, among others.
4. Giving the deputy Senate president to the opposition party.
5. Placing roadblocks to the actualization of government’s promises to Nigerians.
6. Constituting a clog in the wheel of progress of the development of the country and the implementation of the policies of the administration.
7. Joining forces with the opposition to ridicule President Buhari’s fight against corruption.
8. Stole money from the APC campaign during the presidential campaign in 2015 and starved the campaign council of funds.
9. Maintains a relationship with a gang of armed robbers who have been notorious for disturbing the peace of good people of Kwara state.
10. Rallied corrupt elements to buy his Senate Presidency seat against the wishes of the Party.
11. Currently inducing Senators with $100,000 each to suffocate PMB’s government in the Senate.
12. Delay of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 budgets and thus impeding the economic development of the country.
13. Budget padding and inserting 391 projects into budget of only two agencies.
14. Shutting down the National Assembly and personalizing the National Assembly affairs especially when he is required to answer questions at law enforcement authorities, we see the entire senate following him to the CCT and shutting down the Senate.
13. His refusal to entertain the virement for the funding of critical MDA’s which will ensure key agencies like INEC, NSA, NPF conduct their duties to ensure a free and fair elections.
14. Frustrating key laws in the fight against corruption and promoting laws that serve personal interest like the Bill on re-ordering the sequence of elections.
15. Fictitious insertions of amounts that are diverted in the name of constituency projects.
16. Lack of internal democracy where he, at will, suspends senators with different opinion from him.
17. Refusal to approve loans meant for infrastructural development of the country.
18. Using the Senate as an institution to fight personal vendetta.
19. Generally undermining the government for the past three years.
20. Permitting and tacitly endorsing frivolous motions to unjustly attack the President and the government.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Nigerian government said the defection of the Senate president Bukola Saraki from the APC was a great relief to the party.
Tederal government said that Saraki was always an opposition in the ruling party, who used his position as Senate president to frustrate the workings of the government.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, who stated this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, August 1, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, said Saraki had become the greatest obstacle to the government.
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